Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
June 14, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll Call.

2. Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and adjourned session of May 24, 2013.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

4. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to proper committees and departments.
Action Taken:  Referred.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 5/23/2013; and 6/13/2013

 1.  MSP Noise Oversight Committee:
      Passage of Resolution appointing Council Member John Quincy as the City's representative and Principal Planner Paul Mogush as an alternate to the NOC Committee for two-year terms effective June 26, 2013 until June 26, 2015.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  2014 State Bonding Agenda:
      a) Motion by Glidden to find under Council Rule 4 that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the action of the Committee of the Whole from June 13, 2013, regarding this item at this meeting.
      b) Passage of Resolution adopting the 2014 State Bonding proposals as part of the legislative program.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.

 3.  Performance Measures-State of Minnesota Council on Local Results and Innovation:
      a) Motion by Glidden to find under Council Rule 4 that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the action of the Committee of the Whole from June 13, 2013, regarding this item at this meeting.
      b) Passage of Resolution adopting continued commitment to a performance measurement system that collects and reports the performance measures developed by the State Council on Local Results and Innovation.  
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Community Development

CD agenda of 6/4/2013

 1.  Land Sale (2726 & 2728 Stevens Ave):
      Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of properties to Whittier Alliance, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Land Sale (714 30th Ave N):
      Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Berean Missionary Baptist Church (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  CRS Housing, Inc (re Snelling Apartments Project, 2304 Snelling Ave):
      Passage of Resolution giving final approval to issue bonds for a 60-unit rental apartment building for low-income seniors.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Seed Daycare/Harvest Preparatory/Best academy Project (re Seed Academy, 1300 Olson Memorial Hwy):
      Passage of Resolution giving final approval to issue bonds re debt restructure.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  West River Commons Project (4610 E Lake St):
      Passage of Resolution authorizing City consent to subordinate its interests & extend loan maturity dates in accommodation of HUD-insured first mortgage refinance; consenting to assignment of previously issued tax increment financing note.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Greenway Heights Family Housing Project (re NE corner of Bloomington Ave S & Midtown Greenway):
      Authorize continued analysis of project proposal, associated directions to staff.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Elections

Elections agenda of 6/12/2013

 1.  2013 Municipal Election:
      a) Receive and File report on plans and preparations for the 2013 Municipal Election.
      b) Authorize and direct staff to make adjustments in polling place locations in Wards 2, 6, 8, and 10 to be effective for the 2013 Municipal Election.
      c) In advance of the 2014 Gubernatorial Election, direct staff to identify additional adjustments or changes in precincts and/or polling places deemed necessary to serve the interests of voters, and to submit those recommendations to the Elections Committee by no later than February, 2014.
      d) Sent forward without recommendation a Resolution designating official polling places for the 2013 General Municipal Election.
Action Taken:  Adopted, with amended Resolution.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 6/5/2013 and addendum

 1.  Local Collaborative Time Study (LCTS) Revenue Enhancement Activities:
      Authorize agreement with Hennepin County to engage in LCTS revenue enhancement activities for a tem 1/1/2013-12/31/2017.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Reports referred to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

 2.  Minneapolis Animal Care & Control Donations:
      Passage of Resolution accepting in-kind donations of dog & cat food & supplies (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Lieutenants' Assessment Center:
      Authorize contract with Hilton Garden Inn, $14,000, for training rooms, food & lodging for nine officers from other police agencies to serve as assessors for the Police Department.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Fire Fighter Turnout Clothing:
      Authorize increase in bid received from Innotex, Inc by $65,000 for a new total of $225,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Public Health Accreditation Activities:
      Authorize acceptance of grant funds, $8,300, from Minnesota Department of Health & contract in support of Health Department activities; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Auto Theft Prevention Program:
      Authorize acceptance of grant funds, $343,391, from Minnesota Department of Commerce & contract to support existing program for two years; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  CenterPoint Energy's 2013 Community Partnership:
      Authorize acceptance of grant funds, $2,500, to purchase safety equipment to help fund the Fire Department's technical rescue program; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Children's Mental Health:
      Authorize acceptance of grant funds, $21,000, from Hennepin County & contract to support children's school-based clinic mental health services; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 6/3/2013

 1.  User Agreement with MBC:
     Authorize execution of a user agreement with the Municipal Building Commission (MBC) to allow volunteer City staff to place and maintain beehives on City Hall’s green roof.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses:
      a)  Hotel Minneapolis, 215 4th St S (new proprietor);
      b)  Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S (amended business plan);
      c)  Cliff-N-Norms Bar, 2024 Washington Ave N (new proprietor);
      d)  Marin, 901 Hennepin Ave (new proprietor); and
      e)  Lu’s Sandwiches, 2624 Nicollet Ave (sidewalk cafe).
      Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Sandcastle, 4955 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy:
      Passage of Resolution granting application for On-Sale Wine Class D with Strong Beer License subject to conditions.
      Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Safari Restaurant, 3010 4th Ave S:
      Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Restaurant License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Pagoda, 1417 4th St SE:
      Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Business Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Gambling Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of  6/4/2013

 1.  Organized Collection:
      a)  Approve end of the 180-day planning and discussion period regarding the next contract for the operation of the City's system of organized collection of garbage, recyclables, mattresses, problem materials, and seasonal yard waste;
      b)  Direct the proper City officers to begin the process for issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the organized collection system; and
      c)  Direct the proper City officers to include a Labor Peace provision in the RFP.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

 2.  Stevens Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and assessing the property located at 113 26th St E at the residential assessment rate and adjusting the total assessment roll accordingly; and
      b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  11th St S, Grant St E, 14th St E, and 5th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
       a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
       b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  2013 Alley Resurfacing Program:
      a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the program; and
      b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the program.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Tyler St NE Street Improvement Project:
       a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
       b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.
       Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Areaway Abandonment and Removal at 3022 Hennepin Ave S:
      a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
      b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  MnDOT Routine Maintenance Agreement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of the Biennial Routine Maintenance Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for routine maintenance by the City of State Trunk Highways within City limits through June 30, 2015.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Special Service District Snow and Ice Removal Contract:
      Approve increase to contract with Custom Products, Inc. for sidewalk snow clearing and ice control in six Special Service Districts.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Traffic Control Devices:
      Authorize execution of contracts with Safety Signs and Q3 to provide traffic control devices per the terms, conditions, and unit prices in response to the original bid.
      Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Bid:
       OP 7787, Accept single bid of Ziegler, Inc. to furnish and deliver a combination asphalt roller to the Public Works Equipment Division.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of  6/11/2013

 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolutions (2) authorizing settlement of:
      a) Kpakpo Moevi v. Scott Dahlquist and the City of Minneapolis Police Department ($18,000);  
      b) Mir S. Ali, et al v. City of Minneapolis (withdrawal and waiving of 2012 Vacant Building Registration fee); and
      c) Settlement agreement with the Marine Shale Processors Site PRP Group ($4,000). 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Administrative Hearing Officer & Enforcement Services Panel:
      Authorize establishment of panel for the period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016, with the cost of each of the following agreements not to exceed $100,000 for the three-year period: Edward Backstrom III, The Hoffner Firm, Michael A. Sindt, James D., Gurovitsch, and Fondungallah & Kigham, LLC. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Court Reporting Services Contract:
      Authorize three year $200,000 contract with Kirby A. Kennedy & Associates for court reporting services.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Bond Counsel Services Agreement:
      Approve extending the term of the current agreement for Bond Counsel Legal Services (C-28274) with Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  July Utility Billing Insert:
      Approve the insert on behalf of Public Works about bicycle safety.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Bid:
      OP No. 7782: Approve low bid of Republic Services for an estimated annual expenditure of $95,000 to furnish and deliver waste hauling services at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Business Center Contract:
      Authorize negotiation of a Business Center Contract for the Minneapolis Convention Center with the selected proposer, UPS, from the Business Center RFP.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Gift Acceptance:
      Passage of Resolution accepting gift of graphics design work from Carmichael Lynch Spong and barricading efforts from Warning Lites of Minnesota in support of the Secret City festival on June 22.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Wireless Community Account:
      Approve application for free Wireless Community account for Parker Skyview High-Rise at 1815 Central Avenue.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. ShotSpotter Contract Amendment:
      Amend Contract C-35511 with ShotSpotter, Inc. to include ShotSpotter Flex hosted subscription service and to customize the liability terms and conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11. Environmental Systems Research Institute Contract:
      Authorize contract with Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) for a one year term with a one year option to renew in an amount not to exceed $50,000, using Esri's contract agreement form and customizing the liability terms and conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12. Aercor Wireless Contract:
      Authorize contract with Aercor Wireless, Inc., through December 31, 2015, in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for licensing, support, and maintenance of the NetMotion and the 2FA dual authentication solutions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

13. New Appointed Positions:
      Approve the proposed appointed position of Manager Homelessness Initiatives; and Passage of Salary Ordinance.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 6/6/2013

 1.  Above the Falls Master Plan Update:
      Approve the Above the Falls Plan Update document as amended and amend the policy guidance for the area into the City's comprehensive plan.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.

 2.  628 University Avenue SE:
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the property from the R5 to the R6 Multiple-family district and adopt the findings of the Planning Commission.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  5th Street SE Mixed Use (1300-1322 5th Street SE and 425 14th Avenue SE):
      Adopt the Findings of Fact and Record of Decision denying the peition for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the proposed mixed-use project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Westminster Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis (1221 Nicollet Mall and 1226 Marquette Avenue):
      Approve application for an interim use permit to allow a 53 space temporary surface parking lot (adding a proposed 21 additional spaces to 32 existing spaces) on the subject properties.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Report from the Audit Committee

Motions

 1.  City Payroll:
      Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of July, 2013 be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Resolutions

 1.  Stadium Implementation Committee:
      Passage of Resolution  reappointing representatives to the Stadium Implementation Committee.
         Stadium Implementation Committee Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:  
       Pursuant to notice on May 24, 2013, Colvin Roy moves to introduce the subject mtter of the following ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (repealing provisions related to restroom facilities):
      a) Chapter 368 relating to Beer Regulations (repealing Section 368.90).
      b) Chapter 364 relating to Liquor Regulations (repealing Section 364.110).
Action Taken:  Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

 2.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on May 24, 2013, Colvin Roy moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code:  Administration and Licensing, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (repealing Section 188.450 relating to toilet facilities).
Action Taken:  Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

New Business

 1.  Plain Language Charter:
      Charter Commission's transmittal of the Plain Language Charter to the City Council, and proposing two amendments for submission to the voters at the regular election in November, 2013.
Action Taken:  Referred to Committee of the Whole/Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee

 2.  Conflict of Interest Waiver for Gray Plant Mooty Law Firm:
      Motion by Lilligren to waive any conflict of interests between the City of Minneapolis and the Gray Plant Mooty Law Firm regarding work on the 201 Lowry Avenue NE redevelopment contract for First & First LLC and work on the environmental aspects of the Downtown East proposal for Ryan Companies.
      Conflict of Interest Waiver RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Notice of Intent:
      Reich gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (revising standards for sports and health facilities):
      a) Chapter 520 related to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 536 related to Zoning Code: Specific Development Standards.
      c) Chapter 548 related to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts.
      d) Chapter 550 related to Zoning Code: Industrial Districts.
      e) Chapter 551 related to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts.
Notice Given.

 4.  Notice of Intent:
      Schiff gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (amending residential density standards):
      a) Chapter 520 related to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 527 related to Zoning Code: Planning Unit Development.
      c) Chapter 546 related to Zoning Code: Residence Districts.
      d) Chapter 547 related to Zoning Code: Office Residence Districts.
      e) Chapter 548 related to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts.
      f)  Chapter 551 related to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts.
Notice Given.

 5.  Notice of Intent:
      Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 535 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Regulations of General Applicability (revising standards for solar energy systems).
Notice Given.

Announcements

 

Adjournment

 a)  Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the matter of Tawana Robinson o/b/o J.J.R. v. Hansen, et.al.
Action Taken:  Approved Settlement.

 b)  Adjourn to June 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering a resolution that would establish a value capture district and project area to generate property tax revenue that may be used for construction of a streetcar line.  

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular City Council Meeting: Friday, June 28, 2013

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